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Astronomy - Early examples

The Ultimate Resource for Eclipse Photography
Information on eclipse and astro-photography. Includes an online edition of the book Totality- Eclipses of the Sun.
The Transit of Venus
There have been only three transits of Venus since the discovery of photography in 1839 and these were in 1874, 1882 and 2004 with a further one coming in 2012. This website includes a detailed listing of the expeditions to observe the transits of Venus in 1874 and 1882. The Netherlands, Great Britain, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Egypt, France, USA all had observation teams for the 1874 transit.
Thomas B. Greenslade, Jr., "The First Stereoscopic Pictures of the Moon", Am. J. Phys., 40, 536-540 (1972) 



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